Sunday, 15 November 2009

Paneer Dilkhush…a treat for my children

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Hi Every one! Yesterday was Children’s Day and we spent our day with both the kids. We went to ‘Rajdhaani’ and had Gujarati Thali for the lunch and and were fully fed up after the heavy meals that we skipped our dinner very conveniently. We watched Ajab Prem ki…. and the kids enjoyed thoroughly, we also had a few bouts of laughter but overall it’s a movie you need to watch without using your head.
In the name Paneer Dilkhush the word Dilkhush means ‘a happy heart’ or something that will make the heart happy. I had planned to make this paneer for them as my both the kids are complete paneer freaks, but after the heavy meals we had…the plan got postponed. Anyhow, the paneer was made for the lunch the next day and kids enjoyed thoroughly so the paneer came true to it’s name. My younger son approached me and said Mamma you have made very nice paneer it tastes like the one they make in restaurants. I had made pooris to go with it and so they had a heart  and stomach filled lunch…grins.
The paneer is  a very mild tomatolicious  gravy made with boiled ingredients and cashews, read the method to understand the simplicity of the curry and what makes it delectable….
Ingredients
4 onions
3 garlic pods
1/2 inch piece ginger
3 tomatoes
a handful of cashew nuts soaked in water
300 gms paneer (cottage cheese)
oil+clarified butter for cooking
Spices
2 tsp degi mirch
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
3 –4 tsp coriander pwd
1/4 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
Whole spices
8-10 black pepper
1 black cardamom
3 green cardamaom
2 bay leaves
1 small stick cinnamon
a  very small piece javitri (nutmeg flower)

Method
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Boil onion, garlic and ginger together. Cool, remove the water and save for later use and grind the ginger, garlic & onions to a fine paste. Similarly grind cashews and add tomatoes and grind again. Do not make a complete paste of the cashews keep the texture slightly grainy.
Heat oil and clarified butter and put in the whole spices. Add in the boiled onion paste and saute followed by the tomato-cashew paste. Saute till the oil separates. Add in the spices and salt and the water of the boiled onions. Bring the curry to a boil and add in the cubed fresh paneer/cottage cheese. Cook till the paneer absorbs the flavors & the gravy thickens suitably.
Serve hot the delectable preparation  with  Naan/Poori/ Jeera rice.
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54 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

looks very tempting.....

shanthi said...

Yummy and creamy gravy. Perfect for the event.

SE(Denufood) said...

yummy...delicious. you know what, initially i thought it was a sweet because in belgaum iyengar bakeries, we get a sweet dish called dilkhush!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi pari...now thats an interesting name for a dish, really nice one with paneer,seems delicious too...

Pari said...

@ SE, ya S was mentioning to me, that you get it in all Iyengaar bakeries, he also mentioned Dilpasand is another variety in the same.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful, mera bhi dil khush hua !

avisha said...

A good recipe. I make something similar to this recipe. The color is very tempting and thats how all food should be made.I personally think texture and the color are 2 important things in making food recipes.

Angie's Recipes said...

Sounds very interesting and delicious. Well, how could a dish taste bad with curry?

priya said...

wow...looks so nice and yummy....tempting pics!

Priya said...

WOw Pari, such a delicious and tempting paneer dilkhusha...tremendous clicks dear!

Raje said...

Yumm looks spicy and creamy!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Beautifully clicked...
I love paneer... that too in a creamy gravy!!

Anu said...

Looks very tempting... Yummy and creamy... Nice click..

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks yummy, indeed an unique dish...pictures make me tempting...

Nags said...

that is definitely a lovely treat :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so delicious.

Nandini said...

Tempting & delicious gravy.

Pari said...

Thanks everyone and Avisha i completely agree with you color and texture are so imp. You surely eat with ur eyes before u really taste it :-)

Tina said...

Wow so tempting and colourful...

lata raja said...

Rich and creamy, the paneer looks delicious!

jeyashrisuresh said...

colourful paneer gravy.And when kids like it ,surely it is a super hit.

Sanghi said...

Delicious treat!

Sh... said...

This recipe is something new to me. As usual nice step by step clicks which is very tempting for our eyes. :)

Palidor said...

Yum! Love paneer and the way you prepared it. I'm glad you had a fun day with your children.

Bergamot said...

This looks delicious!!

Gita said...

Sounds like you had so much fun :) Lovely picture!

Preeti Kashyap said...

looks awesome! Should try this out today itself! Will let u know.

Shri said...

A treat for both the eyes and palatte, I am sure,Pari!

Anupama said...

Great treat and perfect one for kids :-)

Katy ~ said...

Pari, this sounds FABULOUS! I am so interested in your style of cooking. We have an allergic-to-everything kid with many many food allergies, but the ingredients you use are typically those she can eat. She can't eat cottage cheese; do you think she could swap it out with goat cheese?

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice recipe,hope ur kids had a great time :)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

I love the name..and ur blog is a one stop place for paneer recipes/

Pari said...

@ Katy, hi dear, I guess you could try the tofu/ Soya paneer instead of Cottage cheese, We do not get goat cheese here so have not used it yet.

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Wonderful recipe.Am not a paneer fan..but the name attracted me.Looks very delicious dear!!!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks soo tempting..will try this for sure..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey,
Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments. You have a nice space here and posts of yummy dishes with detailed steps. Will come visit you often.

Cardamom said...

Love the name of the recipe! Love the color too!

Sanjana said...

YUM! Pari, this paneer will certainly make my dil khush! :D I love paneer so this is perfect for me. Thank you for stopping by KO Rasoi, your comment really made my day! Love your blog and your recipes! Please do stop by my blog often :) I will be following you so that I do not miss any of your recipes!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Thanks for your com! Your dilkhush paneer looks absolutely yum!!

preethvijay said...

hi pari, paneer dilkush, nice name....so as the taste too. actually i tried it out yesterday and wowwww.....it was amzng, my hubby loved it and said Finger licking gud. Thnkx for sharing the recipe.

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Pari said...

Hi Guys I am delighted that u all liked the recipe.
@ Preeth, glad u tried it and even more glad that u liked it.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Hi me first time here..u got aa very selective collection of delicious recipes ..do vist mine
@ http://bsaraswathy.blogspot.com btw Paneer Dilkhush looks utterly irresistible to say no..definitely the kids had a wonderful children Day Celebration :D

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy...new recipe to me....oats rava idli will be soft and have to be served hot....because of oats it will turn little harder later

Akal's Saappadu said...

nice delicious rich curry for the children's day!

thank you for dropping a comment and for the visit; you've a lovely collection of recipes too, all unique and authentic; keep up your good work!!
cheers!!

Archy said...

wow, colorful paneer dilkush.. yummy !!

kothiyavunu said...

Thats such a good way to enjoy panneer, this sounds more interesting!!! will def try your way the next time :-)love it.

Muraligeetham said...

good recipe and well presented. my children love paneer and i will try this recipe. keep rocking !!

Rekha shoban said...

hi pari, thanks for visiting my blog and nice to visit ur blog dear....delicious paneer dish...yum yum!

Kate said...

What a lovely treat for your children.

Prajusha said...

paneer curry looks deliciosu and creamy
thanks
prajusha
www.icookipost.com

Aparna said...

Ye paneer tho dil aur pet donon ko bahuth khush tho banayega. :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

The curry is just perfect for my kid..thanks for sharing:)

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